Prep Roundup: Buzzer-beating trey by Hammortree lifts Indians

Nikki Hammortree made a 3-pointer, her only basket of the night, as time expired to give the Marengo girls basketball team a 42-39 win over Winnebago in Big Northern Conference crossover play Wednesday night in Marengo. 

Marengo trailed 23-13 at halftime, but outscored Winnebago 14-4 to tie the score heading into the fourth quarter.

Lynsey Hoeske led the Indians with 14 points, and Taylor Carlson and Nicole Johnston each added seven points. 

Cary-Grove 69, Antioch 64 (OT): At Cary, the Trojans (6-2) came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to force overtime in a nonconference matchup.

In overtime, Cary-Grove outscored Antioch 9-4. Katie Barker led the team with 22 points after going 13 for 13 from the free-throw line. Barker also led the team with seven rebounds. Candace Cunningham went 7 for 10 from the field and scored 15 points for the Trojans. 


Marian Central 52, Crystal Lake Central 43: At Woodstock, Adam Pischke scored 17 points to lead the Hurricanes (3-2) in a nonconference win.

Pischke converted two 3-pointers and went 5 for 6 from the free-throw line for Marian Central. Matthew Ricchiuto scored 10 points and Derreck Caldez added nine.

Cavanagh Murphy went 6 for 7 from the line to lead the Tigers with 13 points. Ian Koch added nine points.

McHenry 59, Wauconda 48: At Wauconda, Cody Freund and Greg Johnson each scored 18 points to lead the Warriors (4-1) in nonconference play. Johnson (three), Freund (two) and Nick Bellich (two) combined for seven 3-pointers for McHenry. Bellich finished with eight points and Kyle Postal added seven in the win.  

Faith Lutheran 56, Elgin Academy 52: At Elgin, the Saints (1-0) were victorious in their first game of the season. Josh Chapel converted some clutch 3-pointers late to preserve the win for Faith Lutheran. 

• Kevin Meyer contributed to this report.

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